3 Seasons of Changing Color!
Arkansas Blue Star
2011 Perennial of the Year!
From spring blooms to brilliant fall color, this native plant delights!
|Genus ||Amsonia |
|Species ||hubrichtii |
|Zone ||5 - 9 |
|BloomStartToEnd ||Late Spring - Early Summer |
|Habit ||Mound-shaped |
|PlantHeight ||3 ft |
|PlantWidth ||4 ft |
|Additional Characteristics ||Award Winner, Bloom First Year, Butterfly Lovers, Easy Care Plants, Fall Foliage Changes, Flower, Free Bloomer, Native |
|Bloom Color ||Light Blue |
|Foliage Color ||Dark Green, Mix, Yellow |
|Light Requirements ||Full Sun, Part Shade |
|Moisture Requirements ||Moist, well-drained |
|Resistance ||Cold Hardy, Deer Resistance, Disease Resistant, Heat Tolerant, Humidity Tolerant, Pest Resistant |
|Soil Tolerance ||Normal, loamy |
|Uses ||Border, Fall Color, Foliage Interest, Hedge, Outdoor |
|Restrictions ||Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands |
The Amsonia can be late to put out new growth in the spring. For a minute there, I was thinking mine might be a goner. It can also take a little time to mature but once it does it is truly a magnificent plant. Such a pleasure enjoying the airy foliage in the summer breeze!
Amazing shrub that is beautiful from spring thru fall
though the name is long this shrub is a visual delight. in the spring delicate blue flowers appear, in the summer the foliage is a soft green and in the fall it turns on its spectaular changing color. I get many inquiries about this shrub as very few people have it in their gardens - it is a worthwhile investment. mine is planted near the front porch but give it the room it needs. as the description states, hubrichtii is not invasive.